Marie grew up a Southern California beach girl. After graduating with a Teaching Credential from CSU Monterey Bay, God put teaching missionary children on her heart. She moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand and taught at Grace International School for 2 years. Also always loving to create art, Marie felt called to switch careers and began working for The Family Connection Foundation Media Team, where she was trained in graphic design and video production by her now husband, Tom. After getting married, Tom and Marie felt God leading them to a new adventure and moved to Denver in 2017, where they made Bridgeway their church home. Marie feels so blessed to serve as the Branding and Communications Coordinator while being able to work from home and raise their beautiful, almost 2 year old daughter, Emilia.